Two accused of abusing 13-month-old baby in Kill Devil Hills

Posted at 5:33 PM, Aug 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-15 19:38:25-04

Kill Devil Hills, NC – Two people have been arrested and charged after being accused of abusing a 13-month-old baby boy in Kill Devil Hills. They say the child is now in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested Jessica Atkins, the mother, and Jesse James, a friend who lived in the home, after an ongoing investigation. They were both charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

Both were granted bond and are currently at the Dare County Detention Center until they are able to pay.

They will appear in court on Friday morning.

Officials say additional charges are possible as they continue to investigate.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more details.